Life + Leisure

The Wild Side

Animal prints in your wardrobe and home… 2020 is a wild time to be alive – and wild times call for wild measures. Perhaps the current rush on all thingsRead More
Community, Life + Leisure

Road Dog

Rob Pettersen, Traveling Salesman… Ron McCloud, the owner of Dunsmuir Hardware, misses the days when traveling salesmen sauntered through his doors and shared their jokes and colorful stories about lifeRead More
Life + Leisure, Recreation + Outdoors

Vitamin Sea

The Healing Power Of The Ocean… If Relaxation was a destination on a map, it would, no doubt, be decorated with an immense blue sky, aglow with radiant sunlight andRead More
Community, Life + Leisure, Recreation + Outdoors

Therapeutic Programs At DLB Ranch In Cottonwood

Healing & Horses… Healing through horses is the goal of this Cottonwood-based nonprofit. For years, DLB Ranch, Inc. has used horses to help people who seek improved spiritual, emotional andRead More
Community, Life + Leisure

Oroville’s Chinese Temple

Cultural Artifacts… When, in 2015, the City of Oroville undertook extensive improvements on its most visited museum, the Chinese Temple and Museum Complex, it added a gorgeous entry gate ofRead More
Community, Life + Leisure, Recreation + Outdoors

Making The Most Of The Open Road

Life is a Highway… Wanderlust is a real thing. It’s a deep, impenetrable sense of desire to travel. Some may even call it a need. Those who are unrelentingly drawnRead More
Life + Leisure

Intentional Opportunities For Casual Conversations With Your Teen

Reach Higher Shasta… Engaging your teen in casual dialogue is a fruitful investment of your time and energy! Asking open-ended questions about school, friends, hopes, fears and their vision ofRead More
Life + Leisure, Recreation + Outdoors

A New Equine-Friendly Venue In Mount Shasta

Horse & Country… “Iron Horse” is an iconic literary term once used in admiration to describe the power of the modern steam locomotive. But it’s also an appropriate name forRead More
Life + Leisure

The Culprits Of Disorganization

Cause of Clutter… Years ago, I had a friend (like me) who gathered information on interesting causes, projects and opportunities that eventually found its way into a paper stack somewhereRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Life + Leisure

Spring Makeup Declutter

Beauty Clean… ADMIT IT: You have that one drawer in your bathroom (or maybe more than one) that looks like a beauty product cemetery. Dusty. Cluttered. Forgotten. Well, this isRead More
Life + Leisure

Helpful Tips For The DIY Organizer

Declutter & Destress… It’s one of those tasks that we continually push off, telling ourselves we’ll get to it eventually but never actually making it a priority: clearing the clutter.Read More
Community, Life + Leisure

Healing And Restoration With Hope City Redding

Finding Hope… Where most communities see crime and wrongdoing as burdens left for the justice system to tackle alone, one North State organization views such burdens as opportunities. HOPE CityRead More
Life + Leisure

Get Organized With A Little Help From The Pros

A Clean Sweep… Looking around the room wondering what happened to that clean, neat and tidy area? Having issues with finding stuff? Feeling like your focus is off? As theRead More
Community, Life + Leisure

The Outreach Efforts Of The North State’s Caring Choices

Created to Care… Originally offering services to combat the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic affecting families in the North State, Caring Choices has since expanded its services.  With the missionRead More
Community, Life + Leisure

The History Of Valentine’s Day

Holiday of Love… WHO WAS St. Valentine and was he really the patron saint of love? How do Cupid, lovebirds and poetry enter into the theme of Valentine’s Day? WhatRead More
Life + Leisure

The Eco-Friendly Wedding

Earth First Nuptials… For the environmentally conscious couple, having the wedding of their dreams – one that showcases what is at the heart of their sense of individuality – couldn’tRead More
Community, Life + Leisure

The Bride And Groom Stroll

Enjoy the View… Betsey Walton loves to take photos – when the people, their expressions, and the joy she can capture all come together, she knows why she’s a photographer.Read More
Community, Life + Leisure, Recreation + Outdoors

Experience A River Romance Cruise

Love Boat… Imagine drifting down the Sacramento River and seeing a bald eagle swoop over you, trying to catch a fish. It’s nearing sunset and you’re peacefully going down theRead More
Community, Life + Leisure

Choosing Your Bridal Hair Accessories

If the Crown Fits… It’s almost the big day and all of the exciting details are coming together. You’ve got your dress, shoes and jewelry picked out, but what aboutRead More